ad13Monument Valley is not a state park nor a national monument.  We will be the guest of the Navajo Indian Nation.  (It’s like a whole other country!)  While parts of the area are open to the public, we will be taken into areas that are only accessible to those who are escorted by a Navajo guide.

 

sjinnMonument Valley is located in the northeast quadrant of Arizona and the southwest quadrant of Utah.  We will actually be staying in Mexican Hat, Utah and cross the boarder into Arizona for entrance into MV and back into Utah.  September weather is somewhat unpredictable! Average temp is in the 80’s in the day and 50’s at night. Expect very warm and pleasant days with mild to chilly evenings. I suggest clothes that can be layered and peeled off as the day warms up.  Shorts and short sleeves and are fine for daywear, but two years ago – the mornings were COLD!

It would be a good idea for you to start doing a bit of walking and exercise to lessen the effects of hiking in the sun.  If you can get yourself up to walking at a brisk pace – you will be better for it.  Drink lots of water before you get there and while you are there! You will be glad you did!

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